Transitioning from this life Ben and I have lived here in the States for the past 8 weeks to a life lived overseas can be extraordinarily challenging. We are leaving a first world life of comfort and efficiency, surrounded by family, friends, things and places we love and find familiar to third world issues in the Philippines. We also have friends, things and places we love and find familiar there. "Home" is not one place for us.
For me, as a mom, this is an especially hard transition to leave my two daughters here in the states while I journey back to Davao. They are journeying in young adulthood, college, and work life. They'd both love for a parent to be here with them.
Talking with other missionary moms, I know this situation is not unique to me. It is heart breaking and hard on many levels.
Pray James' immigration paperwork comes through soon so we can travel as a family and all be together next summer.
These words sing in my head, and though my emotions are very sad, there is a deeper peace resting in His leading....
All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide? Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell! For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well, For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.